The Washington Monument opens to the public, John Lennon is born, Che Guevara is executed, and President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize, all on this day.
1604: Supernova 1604 becomes the most recent supernova to be observed in the Milky Way. The supernova would eventually become known as Kepler's Supernova or Kepler's Star, after German astronomer Johannes Kepler, one of the first write about it. Observers used only their eyes to study it, because the telescope had not yet been invented. In the first part of the 2000s, astronomers used NASA's three Great Observatories to analyze the supernova remnant in infrared, optical and X-ray light (pictured).
Two long oil slicks have been spotted between Malaysia and Vietnam during the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, according to The Associated Press and the New York Times.
A pregnant woman was fatally shot Friday afternoon in her home in what appears to be an accidental discharge of a handgun.
Today will start out sunnier than it will end. That's because the clouds will be thickening all day long as a cold front approaches the area from the northwest.
Stephen Donches has resigned as the embattled head of the long-delayed National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem.
A Bethlehem father is facing domestic violence-related charges after police say he assaulted his teenage son and tried to press his face against a hot stove top.
Two brothers convicted of murdering their parents and younger brother in Lehigh County nearly 20 years ago could be just days away from finding out if they'll get a new sentencing hearing.
Eight months after being arrested and charged with sexually assaulting children, a Douglassville woman has pleaded guilty.
A man arrested following the robbery of a credit union in Berks County on Thursday has admitted to committing two other holdups and one attempted robbery, police said Friday.
Top officials in Philadelphia hope that Pope Francis will attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering planned for the city next year.
Living in 2014, we like to think we’ve seen just about every kind of scandal that has ever been, but move over Lindsay Lohan!
If your child plays sports, chances are you've worried about concussions.
Tainted beef recalled earlier this year has now reached 36 states and Guam. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.
The board game Monopoly is born, Glamour begins publishing, a civil rights march in Selma, Ala., ends in violence, and Kathryn Bigelow makes Oscar history, all on this day.